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Motivation… Activity 6

Saturday, March 29, 2014

If you're wondering where three through five went... I posted them on the team page under the respective threads.

Okay, I’ve got this assignment… I really hate assignments. But I’m going to do this because I need to get my happy butt in gear. I need write all the reasons I want to lose weight/firm up. I guess outline form will work. And it’s quick. emoticon

1) As a cancer survivor I need to keep my body healthy. This means keeping in an ideal weight range and ensuring my body is getting all the exercise and nutrients it needs to be and stay healthy.
2) I want to change my flexibility and my muscle tone. I need to drop about 10 lbs max.
3) I want to look healthy, not skinny or ‘fashionable'. Just healthy.
4) I want to feel great! I want to jump out of bed each morning and just be able to dance for joy. No creaky joints.
5) I will walk, jog, or run on the treadmill. I will get in my workout dungeon and do at least 10 minutes a day with a rest day once a week. I will swap out strength (bodyweight) exercises alternately with cardio.
6) The other thing I want to change is try to cut out more grains and sugars from my diet. I have a weakness for dark chocolate and baked goods. Oh, I also need to work on portion sizes again… I’ve been slacking.
7) I also want to feed and nourish my spirit. I plan on reading my Bible more and delve deeper into my relationship with my Savior. After all it is all about the relationship, not the religion.

And there ya have it. I’ll let me know how this goes after the 56 days of this challenge. emoticon
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  • SEAWAVE
    Zut! I missed the Spring Challenge! You're lining yourself up for success ... emoticon
    2315 days ago
  • HICKOK-HALEY
    I like your list. Dark Chocolate is good for you, just eat small quantities. If you can.
    10 pds. isn't a lot, I know you can do it. Let us know how the team challenge is going.

    2318 days ago
  • JAWATKINS
    So glad to have you on the Spring Challenge! Maybe add some pretty curtains, music, or even tv/movies down in the "dungeon". I know how hard it can be to "make" yourself exercise. Try seeing it as an escape, not a punishment. Just a thought!
    Have a great week!!
    2320 days ago
  • PCOH051610
    Mare,

    You are doing great! I'm so happy you joined the 5% challenge. I find it really helps and it's not too intimidating.

    Keep the dark chocolate!!! But, yes, keep an eye on portion sizes. emoticon
    2322 days ago
  • PANFRIEDTROUT
    Those look like some really great reasons.

    As for how you view the activity, if you think something is a chore ~ well then ... it will be. Same thing with your feelings about your "workout dungeon".

    You might want to view it as a record of where you are, where you've been, and where you're going. I think as you are successful in what you're trying to accomplish, you will find "exercises" such as this to be a cause for joy and celebration.
    2322 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/30/2014 1:18:34 AM
  • TWEETYKC00
    It's only an assignment if you make it out to be work. It can just be a new path to progress.
    2323 days ago
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